Google Nexus 4 gets update to fix security issues

Google Nexus 4 gets update to fix security issues
The Google Nexus 4 is getting an OTA software update on Tuesday. This is a lightweight maintenance update that weighs in at a puny 1.8MB and is listed as software version JWR66Y. The information comes from T-Mobile's website which shows that the update is all about security. If you've rooted your handset, you will not be receiving the update and despite its small size, T-Mobile suggests you have 50% battery life on your phone when you download and install it.

The previous update, JWR66V, brought Android 4.3 to the phone. If your Google Nexus 4 is not running yet on the latest Android OS build, you are one update behind.

There is some speculation that the other Nexus devices and the Google Play editions will also be receiving the very same security fix. And sure, no one gets to play around with new features after an update like this. A maintenance update is boring. But perhaps you'll sleep better knowing that your Nexus 4 is better protected against the evil that permeates the world today.


source: T-Mobile via AndroidCentral

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Nexus 4
  • Display 4.7" 768 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, Quad-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 2100 mAh(15.3h talk time)

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5 Comments

1. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

good news for nexus owners for security...

2. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Android, and security issuesâť”.. Who would've guessed...

3. JojoGo101

Posts: 211; Member since: Dec 17, 2012

I know, there's always a con for having features. You have little features for a Windows 8 styled UI, don't you? ;)

4. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

I got YouTube update only yesterday!

5. Valdomero

Posts: 704; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

I thought it was an error, my phone yesterday notified me of this update, I checked the update # and I thought it was an error, but I'm glad I ran the update and I know my phone is more protected than before :)

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